Community comes together to get rid weeds the main-street

A “Need to Weed” event was organised by Egremont Town Council on
31 st July led by our Chairperson Neil Ferguson and Vice- Chairperson Sam
What a fantastic turn out – around 50 people attende d including Town
Councillors & staff, residents & staff from Calderwood House, Royal
British Legion members, Works 4 You Ltd, Egremont Youth Partners hip,
Copeland’s Park Ranger and members of the public who were all keen to
lend a hand in cleaning up our town.

The morning turned out to be a big success with weeds, debris and litter
being removed from the Main Street, Egremont Castle and the surrounding areas.
Although keeping the street free of weeds is the County County’s
responsibility, due to a number of setbacks including the covid- 19
pandemic, the weeds had got out of hand but thanks to everyone who
attended and who obviously care about our town, it is looking much
better already.
Egremont Town Council would therefore like to sincerely thank those
who attended, the excellent work carried out today has made a difference
and thanks must also go to Copeland Borough Council for supplying the
necessary equipment to carry out the work.

The Town Council now intend to organize a further weeding and litter
pick event in August to keep our street looking the best it can be so we
hope you are all able to join us again.

Everyone is advised to keep looking at the Egremont Town Council page
and on the poster point for details of our next event and it is hoped that
as many people will support us again – in fact everyone including
business es are more than welcome to attend and if we ALL work
together, we WILL make a difference.

Need to weed- Volunteer weeding day on Egremont main street

  Egremont Town Council are having a weeding & litter picking morning on Friday 31st July.
  We will be meeting at the Market Hall at 11.00am.
  Anyone attending should bring their own mask & trowel or something similar.
  Due to COVID 19 & the lock down weeding on the Main Street and other parts of the town have been delayed & have become a problem  & there have been many complaints about the weeds and how bad the town looks compared to other local towns. 
  The weeds have recently been sprayed but remain an eyesore
  Please can you let us know if you are able to volunteer and please pass on to others who would be willing to join in and help to make our town a lovely place once more.

Corona virus Update: Egremont Covid 19 response

  Over the last 7 weeks Egremont town council and Egremont Covid 19’s founders Robert White and Lisa Pollen have been working together to respond to the unprecedented virus outbreak. We have been working closely with both Copeland council’s James Young and Cumbria county councillor Emma Williamson as well as working with both councils and  volunteers from Sellafield supply chain Peter and John  Murphy and Tony Pilkington to ensure we are all safe and that all who can be helped are. The Covid 19 emergency number 0800 783 1966 or you can email are the best place to phone if you need help or support.

  We now have a Facebook page which is updated several times each day and gives details of all our activities and details of how you can get any help you require or share information- here is the address of our page-

  Together we have printed and delivered over 12,000 leaflets to Bigrigg, Moor row, Egremont and the Thornhill area (3 separate leaflets and a 4th on the way)- Copeland Mayor -Mike Starkie and Egremont rugby league and union players have joined our other volunteers.

  We have also delivered over 70 food share food parcels to the most vulnerable in our community.

We have also been working with the North lakes foodbank and have been collecting donations for them. We have now collected over £3000 and have been helping them with the weekly food need.

  Over the Easter weekend we also help to provided over 100 chocolate eggs to children in the community

and we have handed out  10 ‘boredom’ bags which contain puzzles, jigsaws, books and DVD’s in them. These were donated to us by the CAAS (copeland age & advice service team) 

  We have also been out connecting with the community and checking in on some who are struggling in these troubling times. At the end of this week we will be launching a new befriending service which will enable the public to contact local people to talk to either by phone or coming to their doors.

  Members of the public of also been busy cooking and baking, people like Mandy Robinson who baked  over 80 cakes that our volunteers have delivered to many throughout the parish.

  We have helped to create a food delivery option for those isolated in their homes with  the Egremont  Co-operative. Thanks to our fantastic volunteers we are able to provide the service every Tuesday and Thursday. The scheme  lets residents ring the co-op between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm and place a grocery order. Ring 01946 820790 

  We have also had a lot of food donated to us by our local businesses – a big thanks goes to Frasers fish and chips, who along with our volunteers delivered 50 fish and chips. 

  Paul O’Halloran who’s restaurant is based in the Falcon club provided us with 40 roast dinners that have fed 40 local residents.

  It is fantastic to have such great local businesses and also members of the community that are so willing to help out, it makes a difference to so many people. 

We have also contributed to the Copeland council’s NHS floral display near the Clintz roundabout. The NHS is our all our passion and the Doctors, nurses and support staff are our saviours. Thank you to all the essential workers, postal and delivery staff, shop and supermarket workers who help to keep our world going and keeping us sane.

Thank you to all of you 

Stay safe, stay strong, be kind

Egremont cemetery: Changes to opening times

Please note that the Egremont cemetery will be locking the gates at 6:00pm every evening.

This is due to the reports of people drinking in there on an evening.

This is not acceptable in these times, in fact it’s not acceptable at any time.

We do not want to have to close it as we understand that to many people it’s a place of sanctuary and contemplation but it should not be contaminated by empty alcohol bottles and cans.

Please be respectful and if you do see any activity after 6:00pm then please call the police.

Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Egremont Town Council.

Copeland Borough council: arrangements for this weekends bankholiday

COPELAND Council has the made the following arrangements for the coming bank holiday (Friday, May 8).

Household waste, recycling and garden waste collections scheduled on Friday will be collected as normal.

Monthly garden waste collections will start today (May 4) and residents can find out when their next collection will be at   

The following out-of-hours emergency numbers are available during the bank holiday:

Homelessness and domestic abuse support – 01946 427070

Dangerous structures – 01946 427121

Flooding – 01946 427171

Please be reminded that all Copeland Council offices, The Beacon Museum, and Distington Hall Crematorium offices and Chapel of Remembrance, remain closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Council reminds residents that an emergency support service has been set up for people in Copeland at high risk of becoming seriously ill and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours. The telephone support line is available on 0800 783 1966, or residents can email

It also asks residents to contact or call 07388 996202, or 01946 693321 for help with debts, everyday spending, ways to save and access to local food and hardship schemes.

Thank you,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives.

Copeland Borough Council

Proud of our past. Energised for our future.

Working to improve lives, communities and the prosperity of Copeland.


Copeland borough council announcement: Garden waste collections restart this week.

We are reminding residents that Copeland borough council are starting their garden waste collections today – and have issued the following message via the press and social media:

Our online calendars are now up-to-date to reflect your new collection dates. Please note that the day of the week your garden waste is collected remains the same but we are collecting every four weeks instead of every two weeks in the current circumstances.

If you are scheduled a collection on Bank Holiday Friday this week, it will take place as planned.

To view your collection calendar, type in your postcode at

For all the information on the service, visit

For a list of items that you can and cannot include in your garden bin, visit

And for advice on what to do to minimise your garden waste in between collections, visit

Many thanks,

Stay safe, stay home, save lives

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7SJ. Tel: 01946 598300. Fax: 01946 598303.